ssris

  1. S

    Feeling a bit hopeless after trying numerous SSRIs to no avail

    Hi, I've suffered with bad anxiety my whole life, which I often describe as my personal, secret prison. My life is seriously impacted by it to a point I describe it as my personal, secret prison. Wasn't till the last 10 years that I opted to try medication based on my Dr's recommendations. I've...
  2. V

    Stuck In Limbo About Whether To Take My SSRI Or Not

    I am a 30 year old male and have been suffering from depression, anxiety and OCD for 15 years. During this time I have tried numerous different SSRIs, including Citalopram, Fluoxetine and Paroxetine (albeit not all at the same time). I'm gonna be blunt as there's no way to sugar coat this...
  3. J

    Not a clue

    My anxiety issues came first, so I'm assuming that severe anxiety is the cause of my severe depression. It seems to take precedence almost always. This would probably explain why ssri's do not work for me, buy only kill me with side effects. Does anybody know effective treatment/meds for...
  4. S

    Obnoxious people and SSRIs

    Question for any prescribing doctors out there, or anyone else... Do you ever worry that by prescribing SSRIs to obnoxious, disagreeable bullies, particularly in management roles (and especially on a long term basis), you are continuing reins of dominance abuse? An analogy might be the way...
  5. D

    Why are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) so popular?

    Is it simply easier/safer to prescribe an SSRI than any other type of treatment? Are most cases of depression caused by a serotonin problem? When SSRIs came out on the market at the beginning of the 90s, big pharma marketed them as the new wonder pills with almost no side effects, but today we...
  6. S

    I'm new to forums... not to depression

    Hey everyone! I'm new to forums entirely and have been skimming through them through Google searches for about a year now. I finally got the courage to join one. This is my last attempt to manage my dysthymia and anxiety before going back on those ssri's and benzos that made me feel like an...
  7. H

    Please Advise: NO energy, NO motivation, NO productivity...

    Hello All: Currently "in between" psychs. The one-and-done appt with my last psych yielded a confusing dx. Moreover, after fact-checking a host of info/opinions/biases that she imperiously purported as medically sound absolutes, I realized she had no compunction against spewing "facts" from her...
  8. H

    How do u KNOW u have BPII?

    In my deep-dive exploration of BPII (BiPolarII) I found an article written by a psychiatrist who in closing stressed this caveat: if the diagnosis for this disorder is made w/in a short period of time, w/out a thorough background interview and analysis, that the patient should be wary. In my...
  9. H

    Intro: What's up

    Hello: I have been perusing this forum for some days, then finally decided to get in on the "fun." Pardon me in advance if I'm not hip to the lingo (so many acronyms!) or not upholding proper protocols or whatnot. Of all my flaws, I don't fuss over criticism, so have at it. I'm a 50+ y/o...
  10. BorderlineDownunder

    Back in the Olden Days, they used SSRIs!

    I have little doubt the above will one day be taught to medical students, much like we marvel nowdays at the routine use of lobotomy. Few people know these meds carry a significant risk of Increased Mental Illness including Suicidality. SSRIs might be the Best Treatment Weve Got Currently, but...
  11. L

    *IM NEW* when does it end???

    Hello guys, girls.. I'm new to this so my apologies if I'm posting in the wrong area, thought it's time to share my experience and battle, with people who actually know how it feels to be "mentally ill". People who understand that's not who we are! It's a part of us we are trying to over come...
  12. N

    Difference between paroxetine and citalopram (or any SSRIs) ?

    So I used to take paroxetine, but I stopped a couple of months ago. Now I've been given citalopram instead. For anyone who's taken them both, are there any noticable differences between the two? I'm wondering mainly about side effects - should I expect the same sort of thing as when I first...
  13. cpuusage

    Playing the Odds: Antidepressant ‘Withdrawal’ and the Problem of Informed Consent

    Playing the Odds: Antidepressant ‘Withdrawal’ and the Problem of Informed Consent Playing the Odds: Antidepressant 'Withdrawal' and the Problem of Informed Consent | Mad In America Stuart Shipko, M.D. August 12, 2013 If I thought that it was possible, I would have opened a string of clinics...
  14. N

    SSRIs and alcohol

    A lot of sources say you should avoid alcohol if you take SSRIs, but does it really matter that much if you don't? What's the worst that can happen? (I'm taking paroxetine).
  15. cpuusage

    SSRIs Increase Post-Surgical Complications

    SSRIs Increase Post-Surgical Complications - Mad In America May 1, 2013 A study of 530,000 patients who underwent surgery at 375 U.S. hospitals found a 10% increased risk of post-operative complications including bleeding, transfusion, hospital readmission and death. However, the authors note...
  16. R

    Dopamine -dependant side effects of SSRIs

    I have been researching some of the side effects I had whilst on Escitalopram, and found this. A year or so ago, when I was either taking citalopram or withdrawing from it....can't remember which, I developed mastitis (breast inflammation / infection of the milk ducts.) It's very unusual in...
  17. M

    SSRI's

    I have read that ssri's "work" by increasing levels of serotonin in the brain. I have also read that scizophrenia is caused by either too much or too little serotonin in the brain. I started hallucinating during the first weeks of an ssri could it be the cause of my hallucinations? Or is it...
  18. -Phoenix-

    SSRIs for OCD

    Anyone have some measure of success with the SSRIs for OCD? As far as the guidelines go, not all of the SSRIs are licensed for OCD. The licensed ones are: - Fluoxetine - Fluvoxamine - Paroxetine - Sertraline (Citalopram and Escitalopram are not licensed for OCD). I tried paroxetine and was...
  19. W

    SSRI's increasing depression

    Has anyone out there found that SSRI's have made them feel worse rather than better? I took Citalopram for 1 year. I took it because I had anxiety and mild depression. It helped my anxiety immediately - completely took it away. But I felt more and more down, lethargic, unsociable and pointless...
  20. F

    Antidepressents

    If you are currently on a AD or a bit confused about how it works and what to expect from withdrawals then this thread is for you, hope you enjoy. Please share with us what AD you are currently taking and if it works for you and dosage, enjoy! Maois,trycyclic,SSRI,SNRI all these term describe a...